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Friday, July 01, 2016

Clock Ticking On Telletopia And ‘TV Neutrality’

“The missing piece in the over-the-top video market is local programming,” said Ren Bond, a research analyst at Parks Associates who focuses on online video. “It's the one thing that no company has managed to do consistently.”

Parks Associates estimates that 61 percent of millennials subscribe to both traditional pay TV and online video services, meaning the majority of young people still have cable. Perhaps they’re hanging on for local content. And if the clock expires on T ...read more

Friday, July 01, 2016

Clock Ticking On Telletopia's Bid To Bring Local TV To Internet

“The missing piece in the over-the-top video market is local programming,” said Ren Bond, a research analyst at Parks Associates who focuses on online video. “It's the one thing that no company has managed to do consistently.”

Parks Associates estimates that 61 percent of millennials subscribe to both traditional pay TV and online video services, meaning the majority of young people still have cable. Perhaps they’re hanging on for local content. And if the clock expires on T ...read more

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chasm: It’s A Big Leap From Startup To Up And Running

The “crossing the chasm” dilemma is particularly relevant to the fast-growing digital health market that is estimated to reach $5.7 billion in 2015, according to a report by Parks Associates. This could mean more than 300 million body-worn wireless sensor-based gadgets by 2016, according to a report by Smithers Apex. That is a lot of blood pressure and glucose monitors with apps to track your calorie intake and exercise, and services that check on the elderly. Whoa, we are talki ...read more

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Consumers keep shopping for gadgets despite tough economic times, but will it last?

"At Dallas-based market research firm Parks Associates, which has its own forecast of consumer electronics sales, principal analyst Kurt Scherf isn't surprised by the conflicting survey results."

"Scherf's survey suggests that a different group of electronics will hold up well in the slow economy. While the CEA expects HDTVs, video game consoles and GPS devices to do well, Scherf sees those products as vulnerable to consumer cutbacks. He sees MP3 players, home theaters and dig ...read more

Friday, August 24, 2007

San Diego start-up seeks financial angle as popularity of Internet TV keeps growing

Internet video revenue, which now comes mostly from advertising, is expected to grow from about $2 billion this year to $7 billion in 2010, according to Parks Associates, an industry research firm.

“There's no question you're seeing a higher volume of ad spending moving from traditional forms of media to the Internet,“ said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Park Associates. “The question is, is it sustainable” for online video?

Google-owned YouTube, whi ...read more

Friday, January 13, 2006

S.D. firm Entropic's chips open door for system over cable lines

"It's an emerging market," said Deepa Iyer, a research analyst with Parks Associates near Dallas. "It's not clear whether one solution will work better than another."

From the article "S.D. firm Entropic's chips open door for system over cable lines," by Mike Freeman.

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